By Tere Alex – EMTV, Port Moresby
As we pull down the Christmas tree and pack it away, and eagerly wait to welcome the New Year, communities who have started celebrating Christmas with Sport now have only a few days to go, before they wind down their festive activities.
But for the Labi Amaiu cup, it’s the beginning of another rugby league competition.
The competition kicked off with 24 teams.
The Unagi Oval in Gordon’s, Port Moresby, was covered in clouds of dust today with the quarter and semi-finals.
Players who are not new to the game yet ambitious to stamp their mark in the inaugural competition, made sure to impress the crowd, as they went in, tackle for tackle right from the start.
Despite the Lloyd Robson Oval, the home of rugby league, being under redevelopment, the Unagi Oval saw fit to host the competition.
According to the Amaiu Cup Judiciary chairman, Brian Jemejeme, the competing teams are all governed by the International Rugby League rules.
The man behind the name Labi Amaiu cup, Member for Port Moresby’s North East electorate, who is also the vice Sport minister, has chipped in K10, 000 from his DSIP funds to run the competition.